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THRUST! (And dip)

Today ends another strength cycle. Hopefully you’ve been recording your weights and have been noticing some progress, and maybe even setting some new personal records! We’ll be easing off over the next week, doing some longer workouts and a bit of testing. As for today’s workout, have some fun, communicate with your partner and kick […]

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Bar tending

Quick note before today’s post: Wednesday morning yoga is temporarily suspended until we determine a new time for it. We’ll keep you updated as things develop! Have you noticed the awesome colour-coded bars in the gym? All bars are stored and organized based on weights: Blue – 9lbs Yellow – 15lbs Green – 35lbs Red […]

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29 Sep Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

How to bench 700lbs

Maybe you won’t bench quite THAT much today, but hopefully you’ll be inspired to put a some weight on the bar. Remember to bend that bar apart – lock those shoulder blades in and pull that bar down to your chest using your lats. Drive through your feet and squat that bar up. Yeah, I […]

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Monday

We made it through another cycle! We’re pulling back on the reigns this week and deloading – we will still have a strength component in class, but the emphasis will be on Olympic weightlifting technique, not necessarily all out strength and power. If you’ve been lifting hard and WOD’ing over the past few weeks, now’s […]

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08 Sep Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

What is Tabata?

In 1996, Dr. Izumi Tabata published the results of a study demonstrating, with speed skaters, that the aerobic and anaerobic pathways could be trained simultaneously (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 28). This was a significant finding, as most authorities had regarded the two pathways—and training for them—as compartmentalized. Aerobic training was largely long […]

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